As if C-Skins' hadn't already cornered the open water swimming market with their incredibly popular range of neoprene Gloves - step forward the latest Gloves to their Swim Research range - the Freedom 3mm Open Water Swimming Gloves
These superbly designed unisex Freedom Wetsuit Gloves feature 3mm thick double lined. True Thickness neoprene - a no compromise approach - and no skimping on the quality of materials used. Constructed using C-Skins' 100% Xtend neoprene which is both flexible and lightweight with super hydrophobic properties, external lining with excellent multi-directional stretch, great for that feeling of no restriction.
Glued and blindstitched seams ensure a watertight method of construction that results in superior warmth retention and maximum comfort. With Liquid neoprene then applied to the external seam creating a sealed seam finish to virtually eliminate water ingress through the seams. With HYPE 3 Palm a Multi-layer PE ink improves the catch phase of each swimming stroke. These Swim Research Freedom Gloves also feature an internal 'lock-down' cuff seal - a narrow o-ring 'seal' - combined with the long tapered wrist design to really enhance and improve the seal around the wrist/forearm to virtually eliminate water ingress. A wrist strap becomes totally unnecessary. The extended gauntlet design of these gloves not only provides greater coverage, helping to encourage warmth retention, but will also create a great overlap with the sleeve of a wetsuit.
These Swim Research Freedom 3mm wetsuit Gloves while unashamedly un-cheap, in our opinion, they offer superb cold water protection, as a result of better design and fit, standard of neoprene and quality of finish than the Zone3 Heat Tech Gloves.
As with any neoprene accessory worn for added thermal protection, these gloves are designed to be worn fairly snug. This ensure the Gloves provide a snug fit/seal around the wrist helping to reduce water ingress while the Xtend 3mm neoprene provides thermal protection and plenty of dexterity.
Over the many years we've worked with C-Skins they consistently produce perhaps our most popular and best fitting wetsuit gloves, boots, socks and hoods. Their range of neoprene gloves are well established as the go-to-swimming gloves setting the standard and widely recognised as the most popular and ideal gloves for open water swimming use.